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£500 = headphone hifi heaven

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by common, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. common

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    Finally realised the most cost effective way to 'hifi heaven' is via a good headphone setup.

    My £500 brought

    Source - 3D Lab Reference 1 CD Player with 24bit 96khz upsampling - RRP £1250 - cost £250 ex dem

    Headphones - Sony CD3000 - brought 2nd hand for £130

    Amp - Headsave Classic II - £120


    The dynamics and detail from this setup is amazing, i'm hearing things that I never used to with my previous Meridian active system.
     
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    I'd go along with that!

    Sony CDP-X3000ES second hand £200

    Sennheiser 650 new ebay £199
    Oehlbach cable second hand £25

    Headsave classic second hand £85
     
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    Great deals you got, common! :smashin:


    I'm up to a little more than ten times that. Still not quite there IMO, but I have only a few practical steps left to take. I think my last 'wow' moment was the Audio-Technica woodies, but I managed to pick lots of holes in them (although I still have them). Since then it's been a slightly lukewarm journey of discovery. I might have given up upgrading with the CD3000, if only they were comfy for me (they weren't).


    The X3000 is a gorgeous player... I loved mine and it did a great job. After I compared the X3000ES to even an XA333ES though, I realised why there are new players :p The difference was quite acute. A bighter, 'faster' player definitely wouldn't hurt if you're using the HD650.
     
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    Reasonable comments re the X3000 extremlydodgy....I have been toying with the idea of getting it breathed on ie new clock,psu,caps,op's etc....but can't make up my mind...just seems like a bit of a punt!

    I don't think I've ever seen a deal on a cdp like common got...jammy get ;) :D
     
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